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The Law of Superheroes

Finals are here and students are studying hard.  But, even the best studiers need a break once in a while.  If you’re looking for a break, but don’t want to stray too far from the law (in fear of forgetting something) you may want to check out “The Law of Superheroes,” a book that answers [...]

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Opposition to Working Late

A few weeks ago I was doing some legislative history research in the 1868 Congressional Globe – the precursor to today’s Congressional Record – and ran across this little exchange, which I found amusing.  I guess several members felt like I do when I have to work late. Of course it’s difficult to tell exactly [...]

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Study Break

Finals can be rough and even the most determined studier needs some breaks.  If you want to stay in the legal state of mind and still have some laughs you might want to check out Lowering the Bar.  You won’t ceased to be amazed at the crazy and amusing things that go on in the [...]

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Law and the Multiverse

Finals are underway and everyone’s studying hard.  But, all studiers need a break sometimes.  If you want that break, but want to keep your mind in the legal realm you might want to check out Law and the Multiverse: Superheroes, Supervillains and the Law.  This blog applies the law to fictional characters and situations, primarily [...]

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory & the Law

Reading legal opinions and scholarship can be heavy.   If I ever need a break and want some well-written, informative and humorous legal writing I turn to the Green Bag: An Entertaining Journal of Law (you can check out their archives here).  I recently ran across RE: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which I thoroughly enjoyed [...]

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2011′s Most Ridiculous Lawsuits

We welcome everyone back to school today and hope you had a nice break.  To welcome in the new year I thought I’d share one of the more interesting “Year in Review” lists I read.  This one is from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform and lists some of the most ridiculous [...]

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Finals Break – Best of Police Beat

If you need a break from finals you should check out the Daily Universe’s Fall edition of Best of Police Beat.  You may even learn a thing or two about criminal law.  We remind you that there is no chicken-cooking in the law library.  

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13 Rules for Law Exams

Today I ran across a humorous look at final exams from a law professor.  It’s a bit dated–1971–but most of the rules (or anti-rules) still hold true (except the rule about writing illegibly–although I guess you could opt to hand write your exam). Thirteen Rules for Taking Law Exams, 24 J. Legal Educ.  76 (1971) [...]

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How Not to Succeed in Law School

How Not to Succeed in Law School (100 Yale L.J. 1679) is the title of a hilarious law journal article by our very own (not the Law School’s very own anymore, but BYU’s at least) Professor Jim Gordon.  If you haven’t read it, you should.  I was reminded of it recently as I researched assessment [...]

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BYU Law on ATL

Above the Law ran a story today involving BYU Law.  Don’t worry, don’t worry.  While finding your law school’s name on the pages of ATL is usually the cause for some embarrassment, this story shows humor and creativity from some BYU law students and should get a laugh from anyone who knows law school. At [...]

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